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News Iron Lore studios shuts down

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    That's such a shame, Titan Quest was a great game and seemed to have a good comunity behind it. I've downloaded the SoulStorm demo but haven't had a chance to look at it yet, if It's as good as the previous 40k games I'll probably end up getting it.
     
  3. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    Another Titan Quest fan here too. I guess this doesn't bode well for a Titan Quest II then eh? :(
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I wasn't too struck with the Soulstorm demo, not because the game itself was bad, just that the Chaos Eldar units seemed unnecessarily evil and overdone.
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Dark Eldar are more like space pirates (going by the GW codex) specialising in fast strike raids... and torture.
     
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    I thought the Dark Eldar were very well done. They're supposed to be sadistic freaks obsessed with torture, and the game reflects their personality pretty well I think.
     
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    maybe another monolith will buy them.... EA.....:worried:
     
  8. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    here seems to be a lot of studios shutting down or getting gobbled up by big publishers. Is there an underlying trend here or is it more of a statistical blip? If it's the latter it seems like a damn big blip.
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I never played Titan Quest, I hear it's like a greek style diablo, I might check it out as it's only $20 on steam with the expansion.

    EDIT: Bought the game off steam...and it won't launch :nono:
     
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    I borrowed a copy from the office a while back and didn't care for it much. Hack. Slash. Repeat. Hardly an RPG at all.
     
  11. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    True, but I like some good old hack and slash now and again, managed to get it working and I quite like it
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Micheal Fitch has just posted this . Mike was the Creative Director of Iron Lore Studios, the makers of Titan Quest, who had to had to shut down last year. It's in the news. I'm going to pop this in the Iron Lore discussion and the gaming forum too because I think it's very on the ball and, even though the first part only is relevant to piracy, it's a perfect example of how every little thing matters and how you can help support the developers you like by voting with money.

    That said, I personally didn't care for Titan Quest.

     
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    Not to forget the competition of other developers. A lot of honest hardworking gamers who can afford to do the right thing spend their money on WOW. Which leaves the tight arse, cheap skate yet still honest gamers, such as myself, who opt into Guildwars. :)

    Remember, that the games market has been around for decades now. I don't buy new games so often, as I'm replaying titles from the past, that I've paid for! Acclaims Constructor, Bull Frogs Theme Hospital, Micropose's Transport Tycoon! All these ancient classics still get prime time on my screen, next to modern classics such as Homeworld 2 and Giants: Citizen Kabooto. That's when I'm not playing the latest and greatest, TF2, SupCom Vanilla & FA, Trackmania, RCT3... the list goes on and on of really awesome games.

    It might pay if game developers start facilitating more towards the modding community. Make a small simple game that won't be a budget blow out, yet have all the features, buzzes and whistles that anyone can pick up and mod into the best game ever. An example would be Homeworld 2. The game itself is long gone dead in the community, but take a look at the modding community buzzing around it, specifically this Complex 6 mod. Absolutely stunning, the amount of work that's gone into this project, and best of all, it's free! Pick up a copy of HW2 in the bargin bin at any major retailer, and then download this mod, and you've got one of the best real time strategies ever made.

    I completely understand Micheal Fitch's post, but would like to remind him that it's not all bad out there in the world of PC gaming. It's just to me, I see too many people re-inventing the wheel. Keep it simple stupid, and never take off your originality cap. :thumb:
     
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